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Digital Channel Architect

Experience: 16-16
Posted: 18 Mar,2021
Location: United Arab Emirates

Role: Digital Channel Architect


CLIENT Group IT is looking for a Digital Channel SME responsible for developing and scaling Omni-channel technologies across various banking channels with a special focus on integrating digital technologies to support CLIENT in its Digital Transformation Strategy (DTS) program.  The right candidate should be able to provide technical leadership for designing and implementing critical components of CLIENT’s digital platforms and integration strategies to create seamless and optimal online, mobile, and other digital-driven. This position will guide the Architecture, Design, Development & Implementation of several projects identified to transform various banking channels in to Digital Channels identified in the DTS program to deliver the vision and strategy supporting CLIENT’s business and IT initiatives. In this role, you will work as a part of an exciting and energetic team of professionals to deliver innovative digital integration strategies using a wide array of the latest technologies. 

Specialist Skills / Technical Knowledge Required for this role:

  • Architectural appreciation and delivery experience in customer centric Digital Banking Channel platforms utilizing complex integration patterns.
  • Excellent experience as a technical subject matter expert specifically in Channels technologies, both in self-service (Online, Mobile, ATM) and assisted.
  • Excellent understanding of digital architectures, patterns and technologies from a Digital Banking Channels perspective
  • Proven experience in designing Next-Gen automated Omni-channel environments
  • Demonstrable experience of digital architecture within a fast moving modern digital environment (in the agile DevOps organizations)
  • Experience  with Microservices Architecture and Cloud would be an asset
  • Expertise in architecture framework and development methods aligned with agile development methodology, focus on lean architectures and solution design for hybrid and heterogeneous Channel systems
  • Experience of system of systems' architecture development, partitioning of functionality among applications and components and application interfaces/interoperability concerns.
  • Ability to identify solutions to complex problems and business processes using tools and technologies to improve efficiency through automation, re-use, design patterns, and best practices
  • Sound knowledge of banking processes and operational models.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to collaborate with different business units, teams within IT and senior executives.
  • Knowledge of DevOps and Agile development concepts and their application to banking IT environments.

Previous experience:       

  • More than 15 years of experience in Information Technology with a track record of successfully performing the role of Channels Architect for a large bank in the Digital space developing strategy, design, plans and roadmaps for implementation, operations & maintenance covering advanced and emerging Digital Banking Channel solutions.
  • 8+ years of experience in architecture and design of complex solutions involving Digital Channels in at least one major bank.
  • Advanced knowledge of high volume secure mission critical Micro Service based solutions, including architecture, design, development and operational phases.
  • Experience of designing and delivering end-to end IT solutions for various IT systems in a banking environment.
  • Good technical knowledge of digital environment including Mobile, Web, Apps, APIs, Messaging, Databases, Big Data, Networks and their interactions.
  • Hands on experience with integration technologies such as REST Web Services, SOA, Micro services (e.g. NodeJS, Spring Boot) etc.
  • Thorough understanding of relational databases (Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase) and No-SQL databases.
  • Good understanding of cryptography, certificates and security solutions including OAuth, Mutual Auth, Transport and Message level security a plus.
  • Exhibit solid business knowledge, and advanced knowledge of technology industry, products, and processes, involving exposure to multiple disciplines and/or multiple industries and familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC, eg. Agile) including project management and requirements management methodologies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and working experience managing key stakeholder expectations.

Required Skills

SQL Server
Banking Domain